Dublin based Square One productions docudrama Dhá Chúirt will air on TG4 on Wednesday 27th June 2012 at 21:55. Produced by Shane Tobin and directed by Cathal Watters, this docudrama tells the amazing and unknown story of Thomas Vere St. Ledger Goold, the Irishman who got to the final of Wimbledon in 1879 and wowed the tennis world during the formative years of the Wimbledon championship. But his fortunes changed and by 1908 he was convicted along with his wife of one of the most brutal and gruesome murders in French history sparking outrage in the country and internationally.
Shane Tobin comments ‘Vere Goold is one of the most interesting characters of Irish sporting history and his life is full of dramatic ups and downs which went from a pampered youth to his ultimate demise on Devil’s Island. His name still lives on in infamy in Wimbledon as the only finalist to be convicted of murder at a time when the game of tennis was at its peak in Ireland. We think it’s a great accompaniment to the excellent TG4 Wimbledon coverage and we did justice to that amazing story, on and off the court, with our great crew who worked on it‘.
The docudrama was shot on location in London, Dublin, Downpatrick, Wicklow and Kildare and was filmed on the RED ONE at 4K with RED prime lens. Cathal Watters was the DOP for the project, Rachel Lysaght was the line producer; Offline editing was done by Áine Furlong with Online by Rory Gavin at Reelgood Studios. Denis Clohesy composed music and Barry Reid carried out sound mix at Gorilla Post Production.